They waited patiently for the right time to tell the world about their love for each other, though their close friends and family always knew their relationship is for keeps. They never came on record about their romance, but did not entirely keep it a secret, leaving enough scope for shutterbugs to pry into their personal lives.
As the maker of legendary love story Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge Aditya Chopra and Raaja Ki Aayegi Baraat star Rani Mukerji get married, we look at the defining moments of their romance.
Rani Mukherji was earlier rumoured to have dated Bollywood actor Govinda. The duo met on the sets of Hadh Kar Di Aapne (2000) and grew fond of each other. Buzz is that a journalist who came to Rani's house for an interview spotted Govinda emerging out of her bedroom in a night dress. The bongshell was also linked with actor Abhishek Bachchan. Reportedly, Abhishek's mother Jaya really wanted them to marry.
Aditya Chopra was earlier married to high-school sweetheart Payal Khanna, who was an interior designer by profession. However, the going wasn't good and the couple filed for divorce in 2009. If reports are to be believed, Rani and Aditya started dating around the same time.
In 2012 during an interview with Simi Garewal, Rani accepted that she was "absolutely in love", without divulging the name of the person.
In October 2013, Aditya Chopra is said to have popped the question to his ladylove at a private function. No prizes for guessing, Rani said 'Yes'.
The couple was earlier scheduled to get married in February this year at Umaid Bhawan in Udaipur. But the wedding got postponed due to unknown reasons.
Sometime back Shatrughan Sinha shocked everyone when he addressed Rani Mukherji as 'Rani Chopra'. He maintained that he had "stated the truth".
Rani was captured by shutterbugs with Aditya Chopra and a couple of close friends celebrating Diwali at her Juhu residence. She was even spotted feeding mithai to her beau.
Chopra family was not too happy initially when they came to know about Aditya's affair with Rani, but later they relented and acknowledged Rani at public functions. In fact, at Yash Chopra's funeral, Rani took care of all the arrangements like a family member, which pretty much confirmed their relationship.
A fairytale wedding
The couple got married on April 21, in Italy, in an 'intimate affair'. In a statement issued to media, Rani Mukerji was quoted as saying, "I have always believed in fairy-tales and with God's grace my life has been exactly like one, and now as I enter the most important chapter of my life."